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Transcript of Private Peaceful
They finished their training and went to Belgium to fight. Thomas was scared but Charlie clamed him down. On their way the ship almost sunk in a heavy storm.
The fighting was terrible, Charlie got hurt after three months of fighting. He got sent home to a hospital. Thomas was now used to all of the fighting. They fought and fought, they won. Charlie came back after his leg healed. One night, Charlie was excuted by Sergeant Hanely and by other officers in court under 20 minutes. Can you believe 20 minutes for a man's life? Charlie was dead and the war was won. Historical Fictional Information World War I was a very hard and bloody time. It began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918. It is one of the sixth-deadliest conflicts in world history. On July 28 1914 the characters in the story fought German, to help Belgium fight the Germans. Many soldiers were executed like Charlie was in less than 20 minutes. The German's plan was to advance through Belgium and then push them to the German border, and surround them. Many soliders were killed. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Private_Peaceful Morpurgo's first job was as a school teacher, in Kent. In his late twenties, while he was teaching, he discovered his talent for storytelling, of which he later said "I could see there was magic in it for them, and realized there was magic in it for me." World War I pictures